What is the solution to poverty and impoverished people? Not poverty programs. Free enterprise. Even when it is against the rules. Even when it is against the law. Everyone does better – especially the poor. by David Kestenbaum and Jacob Goldstein In 1978, the farmers in a small Chinese village called Xiaogang gathered in a […]
Do You Love Someone With Depression?
This article is geared towards ‘partners’, but applies equally well to any loved one who struggles with depression. Since most people feel powerless to help (and therefore do nothing), I thought these suggestions were excellent. from the blog, The Darling Bakers If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may […]
by St. John Chrysostom They sit there all day long, preparing a medicine of salvation for you.
CNN Blames Christians for Obamacare Debacle
CNN has blamed Christians for the problem of Americans without health insurance, calling it “The Obamacare ‘scandal’ you haven’t heard about.” In an article on CNN.com’s Belief Blog, CNN writer John Blake says that, while famous pastors “preach in states where crosses and church steeples dot the skyline,” they do nothing about “the poor who […]
Private Charities Stepped Up While Government Was Shut Down
By Skyler Mann Over the past two weeks, much media coverage has been devoted to the politicians in Washington, while far less time was spent discussing the ramifications the shutdown had on the lives of furloughed federal workers. The people who work for non-essential segments of the federal government are working to put food on the […]
Water is Life – Do Something
Lack of education, poor health and hunger are symptoms of a very real problem … lack of clean water. Combined they lead to a cycle of poverty. Without access to clean water, the possibility of breaking free from poverty is incredibly slim. You can help break the cycle of poverty.
Moral Foundations: Epilogue
The Moral Foundations of Democracy by Margaret Thatcher Democracy is never mentioned in the Bible. When people are gathered together, whether as families, communities or nations, their purpose is not to ascertain the will of the majority, but the will of the Holy Spirit. Nevertheless, I am an enthusiast of democracy because it is about […]
Scapegoating The Jews
by Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky) This comes to us from Abbot Tryphon of All Merciful Savior Monastery. With all the conspiracy theories regarding 9/11, the banking industry, and the takeover of our American government by Jews, it is time, I believe, to read the words of this holy hierarch, an address made from the steps of […]
Timely Advice from the Goldenmouth
St John Chrysostom on the Difference between Charity and Government Welfare. Please give generously to those in need today. Click here for a worthy charity. Should we look to kings and princes to put right the inequalities between rich and poor? Should we require soldiers to come and seize the rich person’s gold and distribute […]